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Patricia Bernardine Hartinger, American elementary school educator. Certified life school library, junior high school, child development. Scholar Kiwanis Club, 1956, Delta Delta Delta Sorority, 1957-1958, Angel Island Immigration Station, Foundation Teachers Fellows Program, 2001-2002, Gilder Lehrman Institute American History, 2003.


Hartinger, Patricia Bernardine was born on September 16, 1935 in Monterey, California, United States. Daughter of John George and Myra Hall Curran.


Associate of Arts with honor, Monterey Peninsula College, California, 1955. Bachelor with great distinction, San Jose State University, California, 1958. Postgraduate, University California, Santa Cruz.

Postgraduate, University Santa Clara, California.


Library, San Jose (California) State College, 1956-1958; library, Milpitas (California) School District, 1960-1962; library, Alma College, Los Gatos, California, 1963-1965; library, Santa Clara (California) Public Library., 1966-1969; teacher, Westerner Schools, Los Gatos, 1975-1982; teacher, Town & Country Pre-School, San Jose, California, 1982-1983; teacher, St. Frances Cabrini School, San Jose, 1983-1985; teacher, St. Lucy School, Campbell, California, 1985-1993; teacher, St. Lawrence The Martyr School, Santa Clara, California, 1993-1994; substitute teacher, Diocese of San Jose, since 1994. Curriculum writer in field.


  • Certified life school library, junior high school, child development.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Earthquake of April 18, 1906 in the Santa Clara Valley, 1973 (cash award), History of Santa Clara Valley Handweavers Guild, 1988, Jean Baptiste, Charbonneau, 2010. Contributor articles on Peace Education to various publications, recipes to Sunset Magazine.


Volunteer teacher Lyceum of Santa Clar County for Gifted Children, San Jose, 1974-1980. Volunteer library Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, 1962-1963, Los Gatos Elementary School District, 1968-1975. Teacher of religion pre-school Diocese of San Jose, 1971-1980.

Volunteer teacher Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge, since 2004. Teacher trainer Jason Expedition, 2004-2006. Member California Council Social Studies, Santa Clara Valley Handweavers (founding), member National Audubon Society, Nature Conservancy, San Jose State University Key Club, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Kappa Phi, Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (National and Arizona, California chapter).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: weaving, reading, traveling.


Married Walter Hartinger, November 14, 1959. Children: Maureen, John.

John George

Myra Hall Curran

Walter Hartinger

John Hartinger

Maureen Hartinger